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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Option in Sports Medicine and Injury Studies (Master of Science)

This option is designed to provide the student with an in­depth study in the many health-related problems related to individuals who are physically active.


1. Required courses (24 units):

KIN 541 Biomechanical Factors in Human Movement (3)

KIN 551 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

KIN 560 Health Related Problems in Sport (3)

KIN 561 Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sport (3)

KIN 562 Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3)

KIN 568 Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)

KIN 633 Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)

KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology or related field, undergraduate Statistic course or equivalent.

2. Select option A or B (12 units):

A. Thesis/Project: KIN 698 Thesis/Project (6 units) plus six (6) units chosen from the following elective courses: KIN 540, KIN 552, KIN 553, KIN 565, KIN 566, KIN 573, KIN 577, or KIN 671.

B. Comprehensive Examination: Passing score in written and oral portions of Comprehensive Examination plus KIN 697 Directed Studies (3) and nine (9) units chosen from Elective Courses: KIN 540, KIN 552, KIN 553, KIN 565, KIN 566, KIN 573, KIN 577, or KIN 671.

Prerequisites for Option:

Human Anatomy & Physiology (two separate courses)

KIN 207 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries

KIN 300- Biomechanics of Human Movement

NUTR 132  Introduction to Human Nutrition

KIN 301 Exercise Physiology

KIN 308A, 308b  Athletic Training Evaluation I & II

KIN 312 Motor Learning and Control or KIN 315 Motor Development

 Contact Information

For answers to specific questions regarding the Option in Sport Medicine and Injury Studies, contact Karen Roos, Ph.D.